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February 25, 2011 6:29 PM
They can be expensive and had some advice from personal friends that it would be "cheaper" to make them from scratch and buy ingredients..what do you think?
February 25, 2011 6:32 PM
I just buy the shake mix for $10 that will last me a LONG time (I don't drink them everyday though) and mix mine with milk :)
  1000929
February 25, 2011 7:01 PM
I don't get it. Are you saying maybe mixing some cottage cheese with some other ingredients? There's no real way to get the amount of whey protein that protein shakes give you. They tend to keep carbs and fat low, while having a ton of protein. Other food sources will have a bunch of other tag alongs.
February 25, 2011 7:04 PM
You can buy plain whey protein and mix it w/ fruit.. I have no idea if it would be cost effective or not though.
February 25, 2011 7:29 PM
This is my fav. shake, in fact I have it every morning
1/2 C. of frozen blueberries
1/2 C. of frozen raspberries
1/2 banana
3/4 cup of skim milk (I use 1 C of unsweetened almond milk)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop whey powder (I just bought 2 lbs. of six star whey protein at Walmart for $17)
some ice cubes, toss it all in the blender.

The way I make it with the almond milk it equals 306 calories, and it fills a huge glass and keeps me full all morning
  4761475
February 25, 2011 10:17 PM
A poor man's protein shake:

Cottage cheese
Chocolate milk
Eggs

I have to agree with cacrat, protein powder tend to keep carbs and fat low, while having a ton of protein. However, be careful which protein powder you buy. Many protein powders contain arsenic, lead and artificial ingredients.

I make protein smoothies. In a blender add the following:

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 banana
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/2 cup of water
1/2 packet of sweet leaf (stevia)
3-4 cubes of ice

or

1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
1 banana
1 cup of coconut milk
1 tbsp of hershey dark cocoa
1/4 cup of wheat germ or flax or chia seeds
1 piece of Lindt 90% of cocoa cholcolate bar
February 25, 2011 10:35 PM
The powder is the way to go. Mine are 25 protein, 1 fat and 2 carb......I don't think that can even be done with food ingredients. I paid 10$ for 30+ servings of one brand and my other brand is 23$ for 30+ servings.
  1153805
February 26, 2011 7:27 AM
I would love to be able to afford Shakeology, but I just can't see spending that right now. So, I also make my own shakes. Here is mine:

1 Scoop Green Vibrance (green super foods)
1 T ground flax
1 T 3 Minute Brand Oats
1-2 T Mlo Super Protein Powder
1 C frozen fruit (blueberries, strawberries usually)
1 C Unsweetened Almond Breeze
Dash of cinnamon
1/2 packet of Splenda
1/2 C water

Sometimes I add orange juice or frozen banana. It really just depends on what frozen fruit I have in the house. When I see fruit starting to get soft (and my family isn't eating it), I diced it up and put it into the freezer.

I'm curious to see what Whey Powder everyone is using. Some folks on here have had amazing results and lost quite a bit of weight. Did substituting a meal with a protein smoothie help get you there? Any suggestions are GREATLY APPRECIATED! -Shan
  3471582
February 26, 2011 8:17 AM
I've replaced my breakfast, or lack of a breakfast, with a protein shake. It is quick, easy to drink, and keeps me full all morning. I think it has helped in my weight loss.
  4761475
February 26, 2011 8:23 AM
QUOTE:

This is my fav. shake, in fact I have it every morning
1/2 C. of frozen blueberries
1/2 C. of frozen raspberries
1/2 banana
3/4 cup of skim milk (I use 1 C of unsweetened almond milk)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop whey powder (I just bought 2 lbs. of six star whey protein at Walmart for $17)
some ice cubes, toss it all in the blender.

The way I make it with the almond milk it equals 306 calories, and it fills a huge glass and keeps me full all morning


I use the same recipe but switch out the fruit depending on what I have frozen. I use strawberries in place of the raspberries and sometimes use mango with the banana. It's a quick, easy breakfast to take with on early mornings.
February 26, 2011 8:36 AM
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February 26, 2011 10:33 AM
Great protein shake recipes! bump!
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